Lately I've been on a berry smoothie kick!
Here's what I've been doin-
1.5 cups water
4 T. lemon juice
5 large fresh strawberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen blackberries or blueberries
1 Tbsp stabilized flax meal -or- hempseeds
2 T. vegan soy-free protien powder
1 packet stevia powder
blend well, drink
yogurt~ we like to try different fruit flavor combinations
fruit~ if fresh then I usually toss in some ice, if frozen I don't
sometime add flax meal, blueberry honey if not sweet enough
I like to try different combinations of yogurt, fruit, and juice. They have always turned out good.
We usually but a few bunches of over ripe organic bananas- they get marked down so that they are really cheap. Then we take them home, peel them, break them into chunks and put them in a big freezer bag. Voila- perfect for shakes!!
Now that strawberries are in season we have been following a similar method for them. Just wash, hull and freeze. It's the only way I know that we have berries on hand that haven't spoiled.
We make our shakes with a cup and half of yogurt or so, some juice and bit of brewer's yeast.
Mango/peachbanana makes a yummy combo!
2 ripe bananas
rice milk or soy milk
1/2 C apricot juice or pineapple juice
1tbs flax seed oil
1 big tbs bee pollen
2 tbs of liquid calcium
2bt of liquid iron
8 oz. milk
1/2 pacakge silken tofu
2 T. dried coconut
a pinch of nutmeg
sweetened to taste with sugar or honey
blend and enjoy
Lately, we've been putting a few teaspoons of blackstrap molasses in our shakes. Did you know that just one tsp of blackstrap molasses has both 20% of your calcium and 20% of your iron RDAs?
I also like to put my ground flaxseeds and flax/evening primrose oil in my smoothie - adds fiber and those great omega fatty acids! Plus a tablespoon of flax/EP oil really makes the smoothie smooth and yummy.
I also still use soy protein powder - I buy either Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.
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frozen peaches (probably about a cup)
1/4 c. raw organic oats
1 T esstential woman oil (a combination of flax & evening primrose)
a bit of maple syrup
about a T. of almond butter
I stay satisfied all morning on this.